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Apologies for the short notice! Just posting this from the hotel! If you are unable to make the Big Birthday Weekend, you can hopefully (technology allowing) join us via live video stream! Here are the URLs: http://cam.adobeconnect.com/piparty1…
Apologies for the short notice! Just posting this from the hotel! If you are unable to make the Big Birthday Weekend, you can hopefully (technology allowing) join us via live video stream! Here are…
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Haven't tried yet, but thought others might be interested too.

Computer science planning and resources by Google.
Empowering all students to create with technology through free computer science clubs developed by Google.
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Yes this looks good. I like the emphasis on CT and CS in the real world.
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+Antoinette Wentworth please do see our other G+ communities, should these be of use - https://plus.google.com/communities/104521131254315086328 (Apps for Productivity) and https://plus.google.com/communities/101075639423642500652 (Top IT Tips for Incredibly Busy People which contains a section on iPad tips) 
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WE-DO electronic curriculum pack - currently at £0.01 rather than £199.99!!

Worth looking into, to see the possibilities...


https://shop.education.lego.com/legoed/en-GB/catalog/product.jsp?productId=2045300&isSimpleSearch=false&ProductLine=LEGO-Education-WeDo-2.0 
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Damn damn damn I missed it!
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Fantastic! Loving the idea of a DL Community! I am hoping to have a blogpost blitz over the summer and share all the fantastic work my DLs have been doing this year. I have ben really bad at finding time to blog this year :(
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Yes, new horizons and challenges! Time to set up DLs, Rasp Pis etc. once again haha
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PyCon UK is a Python (programming language) convention. They do a special teacher day on the Friday which is great CPD with lots of opportunities to learn more about Python and make connections. One of the greatest things I found last year was the ability to work side by side with Python developers who could make things as examples that I couldn't work out myself!
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So I saw something like this a while back and I can't decide if it was the same thing or something similar, but this is lots prettier.

http://drscratch.programamos.es/

It's called Dr Scratch and you can upload a Scratch project and find out how 'good' it is for certain computational aspects such as flow control and abstraction. There are also explanations for how students can improve their score.

I just entered a random Scratch project I found to see what it did...
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Today I have been really impressed with 'CamScanner' not necessarily an app useful for IN the classroom, but for preparing images it has been great! I have been planning a lesson using a book and needed some of the pages on my slides to share with the class. The images on the left of these picture were taking using the regular camera on my phone, the one on the right was taken using the CamScanner app on my iPad.

Not only are the images brighter and cleaner, it also does a great job of making a 'rectangular' image even if you don't quite hold the book straight! Whereas in the other images you can see corners or blackness, or even sometimes my living room!
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I love that idea!
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Grand Synthe camp in Dunkirk is about half an hour away from the migrant camp in Calais, known as The Jungle. It has a different sort of resident, and a feel of its own. Whilst Calais grew rap...
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Is anyone heading down to BETT next week?
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Stumbled across this - Logo challenges!
Logo 15-word one-line contest: code, authors, and graphics
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Here is a course that's online now and runs over the Summer focussing on Computational Thinking! You get a certificate if you finish the final project too!
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Love teaching, collaborating, learning. As well as, asking 'why?', digital leaders, p4c, ipads and all things tech
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Raspberry Pi certified teacher, Google Certified Teacher, SLE for Primary Computing in MK
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  • Danetre School
    Secondary School, 2000 - 2005
  • Warwickshire College
    A Levels, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Kent
    BSc Psychology and Computing, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Warwick
    PGCE Primary, 2010 - 2011